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Kevin Maggs on the search for new Irish rugby stars

A late starter in rugby union and unaware of available steps to carve out an international career outside the country of his birth, it’s now fitting that Bristol-born Kevin Maggs seeks out players in a similar situation, as part of his current role for the Irish Rugby Union Football Union (IRFU).

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Six Nations opening weekend: What we really saw

Before a ball was kicked, word was out that World Rugby’s new match officials supremo, Joel Jutge, had spoken to the refereeing panel to ensure both the five-second law and the breakdown directives of 2020 (which had largely been ignored at international level last year) were correctly officiated.

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Sheer bloody-mindedness: Tom Court's rugby rise

On the periphery of making a shot-putting breakthrough in his native Australia, Tom Court took up rugby union relatively late, overcoming substantial hurdles to attain international caps for Ireland, the birthplace of his mother and home for the majority of a fulfilling career.

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